LinkedIn has announced that they will be expanding their presence in the metro.
On Friday, the networking giant said that they signed a lease to relocate their Omaha office to Sterling Ridge at 132nd and Pacific. Officials say construction will begin later this year, with current Omaha employees beginning to move to the new space in 2021.
LinkedIn first opened their doors in Omaha in 2007 with just eleven employees, but have grown to over 450 employees currently. The new 200,000 square foot campus will allow LinkedIn to double their presence in the region in the coming years, bringing their workforce strength up to roughly 1,000 employees. The new space will consist of two 5-story office buildings, each 100,000 sq. ft.
Governor Pete Ricketts says he is thrilled that LinkedIn will be expanding its offices in Omaha. “In the past year, I had the chance to visit LinkedIn’s headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, and meet with executives to thank them for their commitment to our state and growing great opportunities for the next generation of Nebraskans. Time and again, we were told that Nebraska’s quality workforce was one of the major reasons LinkedIn enjoyed doing business in Omaha. The presence and expansion of LinkedIn in Omaha is an investment in our great people that brings tremendous career opportunities and strengthens our reputation as the Silicon Prairie.”
Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert echoed Ricketts' sentiments saying, “For over ten years, LinkedIn has been a strong community partner and economic driver for the City of Omaha. It is an exciting time to work and live in Omaha and that is due to companies like LinkedIn, who are committed to growing jobs and making investments here in Nebraska."
Greater Omaha Chamber President and CEO David G. Brown said the expansion will continue LinkedIn's tradition of connecting talent with opportunity. “We applaud their desire to create a space that reflects their values and complements their commitment to outstanding corporate culture and customer relations. LinkedIn’s growing impact in the region – and the world – is something worth celebrating.”